Wow. This is BIG. As big as everyone says it is. To be totally honest, I’m not easily impressed, especially beyond words, I love the natural world and thoroughly enjoy seeing as much as I can, but for me to be ‘in awe of something’ is not an easy achievement. 1-0 to the Grand Canyon. What a truly incredible place!
My first look at the Grand Canyon was from the air, as myself and a few fellow photographers and friends took a helicopter over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon with time to fly into and land within the Canyon itself – its vastness started to set in. Yet it wasn’t until a few days later when myself a few different friends rented a car and went to the South Rim Village area of the Grand Canyon that I was truly in awe of its shear size, depth and endlessness. What a sight -100% recommended!
These pictures, nor-any, will do any justice to the time you can spend simply looking in amazement – if you haven’t been, it’s not possible to understand – just go!
Top tip: When we went to the South Rim Village, we managed to get ourselves up very early and drive from a nearby motel we stayed at about 10 miles away the night before. This meant we arrived at the Rim about 6:30am just after sunrise, almost entirely deserted! Perfect.
Visiting the Grand Canyon was part of a much longer trip exploring the West Coast of the USA. However, I thought that the Grand Canyon deserved a separate blog post. This is why…